Ahhh, I'm finally done with my latest novel, Natalia! It is currently up on Amazon and available for download as an ebook for Kindle. Other formats and a paperback version will be coming soon, but for now it is just a huge relief to finally have it out there!
Releasing a new novel is kind of like letting your child go free out into the world. You've shaped and coddled and focused on this one project for so long, and now it is on its own, to soar into the heavens, or fall flat to earth. Or perhaps just entertain a few people here or there, if I'm lucky. ;-)
This book ended up taking me a lot longer that I'd expected it would. I had a draft done from a few years back when I pulled it out to ready it for the market last September. I'd thought it might take me four months to revise it, but it took twelve in the end. Part of this is because I suppose I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and part of it is that I think I'm just a little bit slow when it comes to these things. I need to take my time to let the story really percolate through my subconscious, to work out all of the little kinks.
Even now I have a hard time reading through sections without wanting to tweak a little something here and change a little something there, but after a certain point you've got to just let it go, and I think I've reached that point.
To any readers out there, I do hope you like it and I'll look forward to seeing people's reactions. This one is quite a bit different from my last two. Instead of a romance, it is part drama, part thriller (with perhaps a tiny bit of romance thrown in).
So there you go, I've finished another novel. Another one of my children, off into the world. I can only hope that it is deserving of some measure of kindness! Now off to bed for me...